Pronator Teres Muscle: Forearm, Wrist, Thumb Pain
Pronator Teres

Pronator Teres Muscle: Forearm, Wrist, Thumb Pain

The pronator teres muscle is located in the front of the forearm. It can contribute to pain in the wrist near the thumb. Pain is often felt in the thumb pad and can extend up into the forearm. Cupping the hand can become almost impossible because of intense pain in the wrist and or thumb pad.

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Popliteus Muscle: Pain in the Back of the Knee
Popliteus Muscle

Popliteus Muscle: Pain in the Back of the Knee

The popliteus muscle can cause and contribute to pain behind the knee. Prime indicators of popliteus dysfunction is an inability to lock the knee and/or you find your pain behind the knee worsens when walking downstairs or an incline. Pain from the popliteus muscle often mimics meniscus and other knee ligament and tendon injury pain.

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Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscle: Pain In Forearm and Hand
Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis

Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscle: Pain In Forearm and Hand

The extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle is located in the back of the forearm on the side of the thumb. It contributes to a burning pain in the back of the hand that sometimes extends up to the forearm. Twisting the wrist can cause excruciating pain. It also can cause a weakened unreliable grip.

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Supinator Muscle: Elbow and Thumb Pain
Supinator Muscle

Supinator Muscle: Elbow and Thumb Pain

The supinator muscle is located on the thumb side of the elbow. It can contribute to pain in the elbow, forearm, and back of the hand at the base of the thumb. It can also contribute to numbness and tingling in the thumb side of the hand.

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Coracobrachialis Muscle: Arm, Shoulder and Hand Pain
Coracobrachialis Muscle

Coracobrachialis Muscle: Arm, Shoulder and Hand Pain

The coracobrachialis muscle connects the shoulder to the upper arm. It can contribute to pain in the shoulder, back of the arm, and occasionally the middle finger. Pain is often felt when attempting to put your hand behind your back and or raising your arm over your head.

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